On Wednesday 18th of October the first CHAS lecture of the 2017/2018 series took place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Dr. Catherine Cox of the U.C.D. School of History gave a well received a talk on the Carlow Lunatic Asylum.
The talk drew on research carried out for her 2003 Ph.D. thesis Managing Insanity: Carlow Lunatic Asylum, 1832–1922; and her more recent book, Negotiating insanity in the southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900, which was published in 2012. To listen to Dr. Cox’s talk click here.
For more details about the talk see this cutting from The Nationalist.